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|Absolutely incredible example, low mileage and factory sport engine from new.|
Chassis number 1980405500420 is one of the very best of these iconic Gullwing Mercedes in the world.
It was carefully sourced by a world expert, who had owned many over the years, as a particular example to keep for himself. The car is in amazing condition and finished in its original factory specification of silver with red leather, and the sport specification engine.
The ownership history is known from new and it was acquired by the last American owner in 1975. Over the coming years, the immensely detailed service history charts a myriad of detail improvements and ‘tweaks’, as well as a full professional bare metal repaint in 1997 and also a thorough mechanical overhaul by Paul Russell and company, with some 12,500 miles covered since. The huge rack of invoices dated between 1978 and 2004 total in excess of $180,000.
It was then acquired and taken to Australia, where the excellent standard of maintenance was continued.
This car starts instantly every time and the driving experience is a revelation. As a model, its place in history is assured, being the direct road development of the 1952 Le Mans winning factory cars. It uses the same stunning lightweight spaceframe chassis and fuel injected, dry sump engine configuration but the road cars actually have more power.
One owner from 1975 to 2004
$200,000 of invoices
Chassis No. 1980405500420
Factory Sport engine
Fitted luggage and undertrays
Sold on the 23.10.2009
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